WIC Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment

What is VENA?

VENA (Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment) describes a comprehensive nutrition assessment process that is individualized and puts the client’s concerns and interests at the heart of the nutrition counseling experience. It encourages clients to make behavior changes through meaningful conversation guided by staff. VENA counseling helps make the nutrition assessment experience engaging and valuable not just for clients, but also for staff.

Vena Resources


The Real (WIC) World: Applying VENA in the Clinic

VENA Resource Documents & Tools

Local Agency Developed Tools

USDA Resources

Staff Trainings

Check schedules and memos for upcoming VENA trainings.

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